[Athen] Telex Scholar Plus issue solved
dann at digilifemedia.biz
Sun Nov 30 13:46:21 PST 2008
The issue we were having getting DTB's to play on the Telex Scholar Plus has been solved. It turns out that it was not an issue with either the player or the manner in which we were building the DAISY books - but rather an issue with how Microsoft Vista burns CD's.
The default setting within Vista is the "Live File System" which treats every CD or DVD as a Re-Writable disc. Being new to Vista I did not realize this. Thanks to the response of George Kerscher and his information that he had not been in touch with anyone from Telex in a "long long time" - this got me thinking about the differences between older and newer models of CD players. This led me to locate Vista information (RTFM if you will) and I discovered the options available in burning CD's on Vista where older playback devices are concerned. It turns out that the Telex Scholar Plus I purchased brand new was actually manufactured in 2004 (according to the serial number tag) and the manual for this unit was last updated in 2006.
Thanks to everyone who got back to me on this --- Dann
Digilife Media, LLC
1 Bryant Avenue
Bradford, MA 01835-7424
e-mail: dann at digilifemedia.biz
----- "George Kerscher" <kerscher at montana.com> wrote:
| From: "George Kerscher" <kerscher at montana.com>
| To: "Dann Berkowitz" <dann at digilifemedia.biz>, "Access Technologists in Higher Education Network"
| <athen at athenpro.org>
| Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 11:41:22 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
| Subject: RE: [Athen] Question about the Telex Scholar Plus
| I have not been in contact with anybody from Telex in a long, long
| There may be an upgrade available, but we have not been notified in at
| a year or two.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org]
| Behalf Of Dann Berkowitz
| Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 8:22 AM
| To: Alternate Media; Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
| Subject: [Athen] Question about the Telex Scholar Plus
| Hi All -
| Part of the fun of running Digilife is buying a variety of players
| putting them through their paces. Unfortunately, this is not always a
| Case in point is that we have a client who requested DAISY files for
| with a Telex Scholar Plus. This prompted us to add one to our
| inventory so
| that we can quality control the output.
| However, we simply cannot get the Telex Scholar Plus to even recognize
| DAISY book burned to CD let alone read it. We have tried several
| methods of
| building DTB but no avail. The player reads MP3 and Audio files just
| fine so
| we know it is not a faulty unit.
| I have seen these units play RFB&D files just fine but cannot get it
| to read
| the ones we produce.
| Anyone have suggestions? Feel free to contact me off-list.
| Thanks --- Dann
| Daniel Berkowitz
| Digilife Media, LLC
| 1 Bryant Avenue
| Bradford, MA 01835-7424
| phone: 978-914-4601
| e-mail: dann at digilifemedia.biz
| web: www.digilifemedia.biz
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